Topic: Film

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‘The Interview’: a humorous view of real-world controversies

January 23, 2015 2 comments

In the wake of North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment and threats of violence against the US, the film has garnered worldwide attention.

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Powerful portrayals fail to solve ‘Theory of Everything’

December 2, 2014 0 comments

Considering the imaginative nature of Hawking’s theories, “The Theory of Everything” seems too grounded in the traditional arcs of a biographical film.

The Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival features an H.P. Lovecraft-inspired walking tour that will “give Providence a new dimension.”

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Horror flicks spook at film festival

October 21, 2014 0 comments

These are plot twists in store for viewers at “Flickers: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival,” which opened its 15th season Monday.

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This time around, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ fights the loneliness

October 7, 2014 0 comments

The comfortable silence draping the couple is interrupted by the end of the meal. The woman takes off her heels.

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‘Frank’ out-enchants ‘Magic’

September 5, 2014 1 comment

Despite its title, “Magic in the Moonlight,” Woody Allen’s latest film, fails to suspend our disbelief or cast any real enchantment.

In Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Ralph Fiennes plays the dapper concierge M. Gustave.

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‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ leaves no vacancies

April 1, 2014 1 comment

Anderson repeatedly reminds audiences that they enter the theater completely on his terms.

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BMP to host biannual premiere

December 6, 2013 0 comments

The featured student films include ‘Marvin,’ ‘Parlor,’ ‘Two Bikers,’ ‘Dream Girl’ and ‘Abimor.’

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‘12 Years’ examines historical brutalities

November 11, 2013 2 comments

The film, playing this week at the Avon, follows the kidnapping of a black man in 1841.

“The Other Half of Tomorrow” explores issues in Pakistan, including maternal health, women’s education and how to achieve a safer Pakistan.

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Q&A: Pakistani director unravels creative process

November 5, 2013 0 comments

Sadia Shepard described her documentary about women striving for female empowerment in Pakistan.

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One-man show ‘All is Lost’ takes the Avon

October 28, 2013 1 comment

The film features Oscar winner Robert Redford, who battles for survival against the elements.